Category: Match Preview

PREVIEW: WHITES V SITTINGBOURNE FC

Sittingbourne FC visit Crabble tonight as Dover start their defence of the Kent Reliance Senior Cup.

Whites lifted the trophy in May, beating Welling United 2-0 in the final in Maidstone.

Boss Chris Kinnear is expected to name a much changed side for the Round Two clash, with those that started Saturday’s home National League win over Chester likely to be rested.

Opponents Sittingbourne beat Faversham 2-1 in the last round, thanks to a stoppage-time winner from sub Keanu Williams.

Sam Berwick had headed the home side in front before the break, with Jono Richardson levelling for the Brickies shortly after the hour mark.

Sittingbourne are currently fifth in the Bostik South standings.

The kicks-off at 7.45pm and the club have reduced the admission price for the game down to just £5 for adults, while under-11s get in for free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREVIEW: WHITES V CHESTER FC

Dover will be aiming to bounce back from defeat in midweek when managerless Chester visit Crabble on Saturday.

A solitary goal just before the break handed Boreham Wood the points on Tuesday evening, leaving boss Chris Kinnear’s men with just one home win so far this campaign.

Chester have an identical record on the road this season and last tasted victory five games ago, winning 2-1 at Aldershot.

Player/caretaker boss Tom Shaw looks set to take the reins for a third match running, following the dismissal of previous manager Jon McCarthy just over a fortnight ago.

The Seals have drawn one and lost one of the midfielder’s two games in charge.

CHESTER FC’S RECENT FORM

GATESHEAD 3 – 2 CHESTER FC

A stoppage-time winner saw The Heed earn a thrilling home victory over Chester.

The visitors thought they had levelled two minutes into injury time after Matty Waters found the net with a long range strike, but visiting keeper Conor Mitchell failed to stop the ball finding the net following confusion from a corner.

The home side had gone ahead when Luke Hannant’s teasing cross was diverted into his own net by Andy Halls.

Richard Peniket tapped in Danny Johnson’s low centre to double the advantage, before Ross Hannah reduced the deficit.

The loss leaves Chester 21st in the table on eight points.

PREVIOUS MEETING

28/01/17: WHITES 3-1 CHESTER FC

Ricky Miller scored twice as Dover ended a two-game losing run and moved back into the play-off places after a convincing win at Crabble.

Miller was sent tumbling by Matty Waters and the National League’s leading scorer got up and sent Roberts the wrong way to bag his 26th league goal of the season.

But the lead lasted only three minutes courtesy of a sublime curling shot by Alabi.

Four minutes into the second half, Dover hit the lead again – thanks to Miller’s determination.

The striker brushed aside Blaine Hudson and beat the challenge of Theo Vassell to fire past Roberts.

Jack Parkinson fizzed a 20-yarder just wide before Healy added a third in 58th minute.

The former Maidstone midfielder, who was making his first National League start for Dover, hit a half-volley that flew past Roberts.

At the other end, Arnold saved Hudson’s close range header before Vassell shot wide.

But there was to be no comeback as Dover avenged their 5-0 defeat at Chester earlier this season.

OTHER LEAGUE MEETINGS

01/10/16: Chester 5-0 Dover
24/11/15: Chester 1-1 Dover
15/08/15: Dover 0-0 Chester

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £17
Seniors (Over 60’s) – £14
Under 18’s – £8
Under 11’s – Free (With an accompanying adult)

Please note the match will be segregated.

COYW MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

Jamie Allen is the cover star for Saturday’s programme while the feature interview is with former Chester man Kane Richards.

You will also be able to read the thoughts of boss Chris Kinnear and catch up with Lee Hook’s humorous take on life at Crabble in his regular column.

All this and much more for just £2.50.

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (Kick off 3pm unless stated)

LEYTON ORIENT V HARTLEPOOL UNITED (12:30pm)
BARROW V TORQUAY UNITED
BROMLEY V SOLIHULL MOORS
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V FC HALIFAX TOWN
EASTLEIGH V AFC FYLDE
EBBSLEET UNITED V TRANMERE ROVERS
GATESHEAD V ALDERSHOT TOWN
MACCLESFIELD TOWN V MAIDSTONE UNITED
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V BOREHAM WOOD
WOKING V SUTTON UNITED
WREXHAM V GUISELEY

AWAY TRAVEL

There will be a Supporters Club coach making the trip to Guiseley on Saturday 23rd September and it’s not too late to reserve your seat on it.

It leaves Crabble at 7am and the cost is as follows:

Adults members £30, adult non-members £45 and accompanied child (under 16) £15.

There is also a coach travelling to Sutton at 4:30pm on Tuesday 3rd October and the prices are:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (U16) £5.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Chester.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

PREVIEW: WHITES V BOREHAM WOOD

Dover will be aiming for a third consecutive win on Tuesday night at Crabble, but recent history does not make good reading for Chris Kinnear’s side.

You see, Whites have lost their last three games to The Wood, conceding 12 and scoring just once in the process.

However, only four players from the current squad featured in any of those games and Athletic go into the match buoyed by recent victories at Tranmere and Aldershot.

Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard has bought in eight new players over the summer, including recent loan signing Blair Turgott from Stevenage.

The striker scored 12 goals for Bromley in the National League last season.

BOREHAM WOOD’S RECENT FORM

BOREHAM WOOD 2-0 LEYTON ORIENT

Dan Woodwards and Kieran Murtagh were on the scoresheet as Wood beat Orient in front of a record crowd of 1,920 at Meadow Park.

Woodards opened the scoring on 34 minutes with a half-volley after Bruno Andrade and David Stephens both missed chances for the hosts.

Murtagh doubled the lead five mins after the break, sliding home Andrade’s pull-back.

The win sees Luke Garrard’s men climb up to eighth spot on the ladder.

PREVIOUS MEETING

14/03/17: BOREHAM WOOD 5-0 WHITES

Dover suffered their equal heaviest defeat of the season after crashing to a 5-0 loss.

Ricky Shakes led the way for the home side with a hat-trick while Bruno Andrade bagged a double.

Wood broke the deadlock in the 56th minute when Andrade raced through to lob over Steve Arnold after Jamie Grimes slipped while trying to get the ball back to his goalkeeper.

Shakes doubled the advantage 11 minutes later – in controversial circumstances.

Arnold appeared to have the ball in his hands after sliding out to save before Shakes’ challenged and then raced towards goal to score, despite the Dover appeals.

The hosts added a third in the 70th minute when Andrade slotted home the rebound after Shakes had beaten Arnold to a long ball over the top.

Shakes completed his hat-trick with two goals in three minutes after two lightning breaks from inside his own half as his side completed the double over Dover this season.

OTHER LEAGUE MEETINGS

09/08/16: Dover 1-4 Boreham Wood
28/03/16: Boreham Wood 3-0 Dover
31/08/15: Dover 2-1 Boreham Wood

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £17
Seniors (Over 60’s) – £14
Under 18’s – £8
Under 11’s – Free (With an accompanying adult)

COVERAGE

The game starts at 7:45pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 7pm.

COYW MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

Winger Kadell Daniel is the cover star for Tuesday’s programme while the feature interview is with Aussie Giancarlo Gallifuoco.

You will also be able to read the thoughts of assistant boss Jake Leberl and catch up with Lee Hook’s humorous take on life at Crabble in his regular column.

All this and much more for just £2.50.

TUESDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

BARROW V GUISELEY
BROMLEY V TORQUAY UNITED
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V SUTTON UNITED
EASTLEIGH V MAIDSTONE UNITED
EBBSFLEET UNITED V ALDERSHOT TOWN
GATESHEAD V CHESTER
LEYTON ORIENT V FC HALIFAX TOWN
MACCLESFIELD TOWN V AFC FYLDE
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V TRANMERE
WOKING V SOLIHULL MOORS
WREXHAM V HARTLEPOOL UNITED

AWAY TRAVEL

There will be a Supporters Club coach making the trip to Guiseley on Saturday 23rd September and it’s not too late to reserve your seat on it.

It leaves Crabble at 7am and the cost is as follows:

Adults members £30, adult non-members £45 and accompanied child (under 16) £15.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the games against Boreham Wood and Chester.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

PREVIEW: ALDERSHOT TOWN V WHITES

Dover will be looking to put in another impressive away performance when they visit the EBB Stadium on Saturday.

Ryan Bird’s late penalty sealed victory at Tranmere last weekend and Chris Kinnear’s men face another tough test on the road.

Aldershot’s home record this season boasts three wins and just one defeat, but Whites have an identical record on their travels.

And  both sides also have 14 points each so far, with fifth-placed Shots one place above Athletic in the table on goal difference.

ALDERSHOT’S RECENT FORM

ALDERSHOT TOWN 1-0 SOLIHULL MOORS

Shamir Fenelon’s early goal ended Shots four-game winless run.

The attacker converted Bobby-Joe Taylor’s cross to score his fourth of the season.

The visitors should have been level when George Carline sent Oladapo Afolayan clear, but the striker was unable to control the ball at the crucial moment.

Late in the game, Nathan Vaughan kept his team in the tie with a fine double save to deny both Taylor and Jake Gallagher.

PREVIOUS MEETING

17/04/17: ALDERSHOT TOWN 1 DOVER 0

A late Shots penalty dented Dover’s play-off aspirations at the EBB Stadium.

Referee Neil Hare pointed to the spot after Connor Essam’s mis-timed challenge on Jake Gallagher.

Matt McClure’s 75th minute spot kick saw the home side replace Whites in fifth spot, but boss Chris Kinnear’s men were only one place and one point behind their promotion rivals with a game in hand.

Chris Kinnear Jr missed a glorious chance to equalise in injury time. The midfielder scuffed wide with the goal at his mercy after Ricky Miller’s blocked shot rebounded to him.

OTHER LEAGUE MEETINGS

29/08/16: Dover 1-2 Aldershot
05/12/15: Dover 5-2 Aldershot
18/08/15: Aldershot 1-1 Dover

DOVER COLOURS

For travelling fans wanting to wear the same shirts as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their white ones.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults:  Seating £19, standing £17.
Concession (Over 65, Military Personnel ID required, Students 16-21 ID required):  Seating £15, standing £13.
Junior 11-16:  Seating £7, standing £5.
Under 11:  Free (With paying adult – max. 2 per adult).

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

AFC FYLDE V BROMLEY
BOREHAM WOOD V LEYTON ORIENT
CHESTER V EBBSFLEET UNITED
FC HALIFAX TOWN V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
GUISELEY V EASTLEIGH
HARTLEPOOL UNITED V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
MAIDSTONE UNITED V WOKING
SOLIHULL MOORS V MACCLESFIELD TOWN
SUTTON UNITED V GATESHEAD
TORQUAY UNITED V WREXHAM
TRANMERE ROVERS V BARROW

AWAY TRAVEL

There will be a Supporters Club coach making the trip to Guiseley on Saturday 23rd September and it’s not too late to reserve your seat on it.

It leaves Crabble at 7am and the cost is as follows:

Adults members £30, adult non-members £45 and accompanied child (under 16) £15.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the games against Boreham Wood and Solihull Moors.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer..

WHITES ON TV

PREVIEW: TRANMERE ROVERS V WHITES

Dover will be aiming to get back to winning ways in front of the BT Sport cameras on Saturday (5.30pm kick-off).

Boss Chris Kinnear’s side travel to Prenton Park without victory in three matches following a 1-1 home draw with Ebbsfleet on Monday.

Opponents Tranmere are yet to live up to their pre-season status as title favourites, winning just two of their opening seven matches.

One of those victories, a 2-0 win at Solihull on Monday, saw Micky Mellon’s men rise to 15th in the ladder with 9 points.

TRANMERE’S RECENT FORM

SOLIHULL 0-2 TRANMERE

Ollie Norburn and Andy Cook were both on target as Rovers registered their first win in five matches.

Norburn swept home Cook’s pass on 19 minutes to give the visitors the lead and would have had a second but for Nathan Vaughan’s fine fingertip save.

Cook sealed a deserved Tranmere win eight minutes from time, scoring from Adam Buxton’s assist.

PREVIOUS MEETING

28/03/17: TRANMERE ROVERS 1 DOVER 0

Mitch Walker saved a penalty, but it was not enough to prevent Whites from losing at Prenton Park.

Athletic’s stopper denied James Norwood from the spot after Loui Fazakerley fouled James Jennings after the break.

Cole Stockton then powered in Liam Ridehalgh’s free-kick 20 minutes from give Rovers the lead.

Ross Lafayette saw his last-ditch header hit the roof of the net as Tranmere stayed in touch with leaders Lincoln City.

OTHER LEAGUE MEETINGS

29/10/16: Dover 1-4 Tranmere
12/03/16: Dover 0-0 Tranmere
31/10/15: Tranmere 0-1 Dover

DOVER TEAM NEWS

Assistant Manager Jake Leberl confirmed on Friday morning Chris Kinnear has a fully fit squad to select from.

DOVER COLOURS

For travelling fans wanting to wear the same shirts as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing yellow tops.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £17
Seniors (Over 65’s) or aged 18-22 – £10
Under 18’s – £5
Under 12’s – £2 (With an accompanying adult)

Please visit https://www.trfctickets.co.uk/visiting-supporters for ticket details.

COVERAGE

The game starts at 5.30pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 4.30pm.

SATURDAY’S NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

ALDERSHOT TOWN V SOLIHULL MOORS
BARROW V BOREHAM WOOD
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V GATESHEAD
EBBSFLEET UNITED V EASTLEIGH
FC HALIFAX TOWN V AFC FYLDE
HARTLEPOOL UNITED V MAIDSTONE UNITED
LEYTON ORIENT V GUISELEY
MACCLESFIELD TOWN V WOKING
SUTTON UNITED V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
TORQUAY UNITED V CHESTER
WREXHAM V BROMLEY

AWAY TRAVEL

There will be a Supporters Club coach making the trip to Aldershot on Saturday 9th September and it’s not too late to reserve your seat on it.

It leaves Crabble at 11:30am and the cost is as follows:

Adults members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (under 16) £5.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: WHITES V EBBSFLEET UNITED

It’s been over three years since these two sides last met and Chris Kinnear will be hoping his team are victorious once more when their Kent rivals come to visit on Bank Holiday Monday.

Whites won at Fleet in the 2014 Skrill South Play-Off Final, but Daryl McMahon’s squad travel to Crabble unbeaten in six National League matches following promotion from the National League South in May.

In fact it’s been 32 games since Ebbsfleet last tasted defeat, a 2-1 loss to Dartford on Boxing Day.

Home fans will recognise some of the visiting players.

Dean Rance, Yado Mambo and boss McMahon have all played for Athletic under Kinnear.

One former White not present will be Sam Magri. The defender is away on international duty with Malta.

EBBSFLEET’S RECENT FORM

EBBSFLEET UNITED 0-0 GATESHEAD

Both sides played out a goalless draw at Stonebridge Road on Saturday.

Chris Bush almost scored on his debut, but headed Jack Powell’s corner onto the roof of the net.

Yado Mambo stopped Jordan Burrow in his tracks on the half-hour mark as the visitors began to press.

Luke Coulson could have won the game late on, but was unable to connect properly to Jack Payne’s pass.

PREVIOUS MEETING

10/05/14: EBBSFLEET UNITED 0 DOVER 1

Whites returned to Non-league’s top flight following a 12-year absence thanks to Nathan Elder’s second-half winner.

The big striker headed home Ricky Modeste’s cross in front of a 4000 strong crowd at Stonebridge Road in the Skrill South final.

Earlier, Modeste drilled a low shot wide and Daryl McMahon fired an effort straight at Mitch Walker.

The home fans were cheering after they thought Alex Osborn had equalised, but the midfielder’s angled drive had hit the side-netting.

Sean Raggett almost made the game safe late on, but his headed effort floated wide.

OTHER LEAGUE MEETINGS

28/12/13: Ebbsfleet 0-2 Dover
20/08/13: Dover 2-1 Ebbsfleet

DOVER TEAM NEWS

Assistant Manager Jake Leberl confirmed on Saturday night Jamie Allen will be missing once again with a hamstring strain.  Otherwise, boss Chris Kinnear has a fully fit squad to choose from.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £17
Seniors (Over 60’s) – £14
Under 18’s – £8
Under 11’s – Free (With an accompanying adult)

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

COYW MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

Striker Ryan Bird is the cover star for Saturday’s programme while the feature interview is with captain Mitch Brundle.

You will also be able to read the thoughts of boss Chris Kinnear and catch up with Lee Hook’s humorous take on life at Crabble in his regular column.

All this and much more for just £2.50.

MONDAY’S NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (Kick off 3pm unless stated).

BOREHAM WOOD V WREXHAM
BROMLEY V SUTTON UNITED
CHESTER V MACCLESFIELD TOWN
EASTLEIGH V ALDERSHOT TOWN
GATESHEAD V FC HALIFAX TOWN
GUISELEY V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V LEYTON ORIENT
MAIDSTONE UNITED V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
SOLIHULL MOORS V TRANMERE ROVERS
WOKING V TORQUAY
AFC FYLDE V BARROW (19:45)

AWAY TRAVEL

There will be a Supporters Club coach making the trip to Tranmere on Saturday 2nd September and it’s not too late to reserve your seat on it.

It leaves Crabble at 9:15am and the cost is as follows:

Adults members £30, adult non-members £45 and accompanied child (under 16) £15.

There is also a coach travelling to Aldershot on Saturday 9th September, departing Crabble at 11:30am.

Prices are adult members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (under 16) £5

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Ebbsfleet on Bank Holiday Monday.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: MACCLESFIELD TOWN V WHITES

Dover will aim to keep their 100% record on the road this season intact with a win at The Moss Rose on Friday evening.

With the rest of the division’s fixtures scheduled for Saturday afternoon, three points for Athletic will see them move into top spot.

But Chris Kinnear’s men are yet to beat the Silkmen in Cheshire since promotion back to the National League, losing twice and drawing once.

Like Whites, It’s been a summer of change for John Askey’s Macclesfield, with 15 new players signed.

One of those arrivals, Tyrone Marsh, will be familiar to travelling fans.

The striker made 16 appearances for Dover during the last two seasons.

MACCLESFIELD’S RECENT FORM

The Silkmen lost 3-0 at Gateshead on Saturday, their second consecutive league defeat and fourth match without a win.

The Heed led after just five minutes when Fraser Kerr netted at the far post, in spite of the linesman initially flagging for offside.

Jordan Burrow doubled the lead prior to the break, heading in Kerr’s corner.

Jordan Preston made the game safe on 72 minutes, calmly slotting past Billy O’Brien in the Macclesfield goal after being sent clear by Richard Peniket.

The defeat leaves Town 18th in the table with five points.

PREVIOUS MEETING

25/04/17: DOVER 2-2 MACCLESFIELD

Dover’s hopes of reaching the National League play-offs were all but over following their draw with the Silkmen at Crabble.

Olly Norburn stunned the home crowd on 32 minutes, tucking home Andy Hall’s cross to give the visitors the lead.

Ricky Miller levelled before the break, converting from the spot following Danny Whitaker’s handball in the area.

Anthony Dudley restored the away side’s lead, racing clear on 70 minutes and slotting through Mitch Walker’s legs.

Ross Lafayette handed Athletic a lifeline with three minutes to go, firing home Moses Emmanuel’s pass.

Whites almost won the match at the death, but Joe Healy glanced his header wide.

OTHER MEETINGS

10/01/17: Macclesfield 2-1 Dover
12/04/16: Macclesfield 0-0 Dover
17/10/15: Dover 2-1 Macclesfield

DOVER TEAM NEWS

Assistant manager Jake Leberl confirmed on Wednesday boss Chris Kinnear should have a full squad to select from. Josh Passley is fit again after missing the last game through illness and Giancarlo Gallifuoco is a slight doubt after coming off early in the same match.

DOVER COLOURS

For fans wanting to show their colours at the game by wearing the matching tops as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing yellow shirts.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £19 (Seating), £15 (Terrace)
Over 65’s – £15 (Seating), £10 (Terrace)
Under 25 – £5 (Seating or Terrace)
Under 12 – £3 (Seating or Terrace)

All away ticket collections and away match day tickets can be purchased from the away ticket office, which is located on the corner of the London Road stand. It is advised that fans should buy tickets as soon as they arrive at the ground to avoid queuing nearer kick off.

COVERAGE

The game starts at 7:45pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 7pm.

SATURDAY’S NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (Kick off 3pm unless stated)

FC HALIFAX TOWN V GUISELEY (12:30pm)
ALDERSHOT TOWN V CHESTER
BARROW V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V BROMLEY
EBBSFLEET UNITED V GATESHEAD
HARTLEPOOL UNITED V AFC FYLDE
LEYTON ORIENT V EASTLEIGH
SUTTON UNITED V MAIDSTONE UNITED
TORQUAY UNITED V SOLIHULL MOORS
TRANMERE ROVERS V BOREHAM WOOD
WREXHAM V WOKING

AWAY TRAVEL

There will be a Supporters Club coach making the trip to Tranmere on Saturday 2nd September and it’s not too late to reserve your seat on it.

It leaves Crabble at 9:15am and the cost is as follows:

Adults Members £30, Adult Non-Members £45 and accompanied child (under 16) £15.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Ebbsfleet on Bank Holiday Monday.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: WHITES V BARROW

Dover could end the weekend top of the table with a home victory against Barrow on Saturday afternoon at Crabble.

Chris Kinnear’s men recorded back-to-back victories over Wrexham and FC Halifax Town over the last week to move up to third in the ladder, level on points with second-placed Sutton and one point behind Aldershot in top spot.

Athletic have a good record in previous home matches against the Bluebirds, winning their last two matches 3-1.

Barrow boss Paul Cox lost two of his squad to Football League clubs over the summer, including star striker Richie Bennett to Carlisle.

But he has signed five new players in the close season, including Bedsente Gomis from Sutton and Jordan White from Wrexham.

The Cumbrians currently sit 13th in the table on five points, having won one, drawn two and lost one in their opening four matches.

BARROW’S RECENT FORM

Ten man Bluebirds salvaged a point with an injury time equaliser at Solihull Moors in a thrilling 3-3 draw.

The visitors raced into a two goal lead through strikes from Dave Nieskens and Dan Jones.

Barrow had Jimmy Dunne sent off in the second half as Moors turned the match around with three goals after the break.

Joel Kettle headed in to reduce the deficit and Dapo Afolayan levelled nine minutes later. Darren Carter looked to have won the match with 17 minutes to play, but Harry Panayiotou’s injury time penalty saw both sides take a point apiece from the match.

PREVIOUS MEETING

29/04/17: BARROW 2-3 DOVER

Ricky Miller signed off his Whites career in style with his fifth treble of the season.

Jordan Williams opened the scoring for the hosts, picking the ball up on the halfway line and weaving through the Athletic defence before firing home on 20 minutes.

Miller’s stunning volley levelled the match two minutes later and the National League’s top scorer converted from the spot to put Dover ahead.

Moussa Diarra equalised with 23 minutes remaining, but Miller made it 40 goals for the season, taking advantage of a defensive error to score with the last kick of the match.

OTHER MEETINGS

20/08/16: Dover 3-1 Barrow
21/11/15: Dover 3-1 Barrow
08/08/15: Barrow 2-1 Dover

DOVER TEAM NEWS

Assistant Manager Jake Leberl confirmed on Thursday morning Kadell Daniel is a slight doubt, otherwise boss Chris Kinnear has a fully fit squad to select from.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £17
Seniors (Over 60’s) – £14
Under 18’s – £8
Under 11’s – free (With an accompanying adult)

Please note the match will be segregated.

COYW MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

Captain Mitch Brundle is the cover star for Saturday’s programme while the feature interview is with Femi Ilesanmi.

You will also be able to read the thoughts of boss Chris Kinnear and catch up with Lee Hook’s humorous take on the trip to Halifax in his regular column.

All this and much more for just £2.50.

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

AFC FYLDE V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
BOREHAM WOOD V ALDERSHOT TOWN
BROMLEY V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
CHESTER V SUTTON UNITED
EASTLEIGH V TRANMERE ROVERS
GATESHEAD V MACCLESFIELD TOWN
GUISELEY V TORQUAY UNITED
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V EBBSFLEET UNITED
MAIDSTONE UNITED V WREXHAM
SOLIHULL MOORS V FC HALIFAX TOWN
WOKING V LEYTON ORIENT

AWAY TRAVEL

There will be a Supporters Club coach making the trip to Macclesfield on Friday 25th August and it’s not too late to reserve your seat on it.

It leaves Crabble at 11am and the cost is as follows:

Adults Members £30, Adult Non-Members £45 and accompanied child (under 16) £15.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Barrow on Saturday.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: WHITES V FC HALIFAX TOWN

Dover will be aiming to build on Saturday’s home win over Wrexham as they make the five-hour trip to face FC Halifax Town on Tuesday night.

But the MBi Shay Stadium has not been a happy hunting ground for Athletic, with Chris Kinnear’s side losing on their last two visits to West Yorkshire.

Our hosts made an instant return to non-league’s top flight following their relegation from the National League last April.

The Shaymen needed extra time to beat Chorley 2-1 in the National League North play-off final after finishing the campaign 3rd in the ladder.

Manager Billy Heath has made five new signings in the summer, including goalkeeper Sam Johnson.

The stopper had been with Halifax on loan and has helped his side keep two clean sheets in three league matches so far this season.

HALIFAX’S RECENT FORM

Town came away from Chester’s Deva Stadium with a point after the match ended goalless.

Visiting striker Tom Denton saw a 36th minute header cleared off the line in the first half and sub Josh Macdonald crashed a header onto the bar after the break.

Chester’s James Akintunde was denied late on by a stunning save from Sam Johnson.

The draw leaves Town 19th in the table with two points.

PREVIOUS MEETING

03/04/16: DOVER 1-0 FC HALIFAX TOWN

Nicky Deverdics’ early strike moved Whites up to fourth in the table.

The midfielder cut inside from the left and drilled a shot past Sam Johnson in goal to put Athletic ahead in the eighth minute.

Sub Jordan Burrow hit the bar late on for Town, but Dover held on to keep their play-off bid on track.

OTHER MEETINGS

28/11/16: FC Halifax Town 4-2 Dover
14/02/15: FC Halifax Town 3-2 Dover
09/08/14: Dover 0-1 FC Halifax Town

DOVER TEAM NEWS

Assistant Manager Jake Leberl confirmed on Sunday evening boss Chris Kinnear has a fully fit squad to select from.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £18
Concessions (Over 65’s and students with ID’s) – £15
Under 16’s – £5
Under 7’s – £3

COVERAGE

The game starts at 7:45pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 7pm.

TUESDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

AFC FYLDE V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
BROMLEY V LEYTON ORIENT
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V EBBSFLEET UNITED
GUISELEY V TRANMERE ROVERS
HARTLEPOOL UNITED V CHESTER
MAIDSTONE UNITED V ALDERSHOT TOWN
SOLIHULL MOORS V BARROW
SUTTON UNITED V MACCLESFIELD TOWN
TORQUAY UNITED V BOREHAM WOOD
WOKING V EASTLEIGH
WREXHAM V GATESHEAD

AWAY TRAVEL

There will be a Supporters Club coach making the trip to Macclesfield on Friday 25th August and it’s not too late to reserve your seat on it.

It leaves Crabble at 11am and the cost is as follows:

Adults Members £30, Adult Non Members £45 and accompanied child (under 16) £15.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Barrow on Saturday 19th August.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: WHITES V WREXHAM

Boss Chris Kinnear will be hoping his team can bounce back from their 2-1 home loss to Bromley on Tuesday and keep an impressive statistic intact when Wrexham come calling at Crabble on Saturday.

Whites are unbeaten in six games against the Dragons since winning promotion to non-league’s top-flight, but the Reds boss Dean Keates has been busy transforming his squad in the close season, signing 12 new players.

One of those is James Hurst, who needs no introduction to the home fans.

The midfielder made 10 appearances for Dover last season before joining Wrexham in the summer.

WREXHAM’S RECENT FORM

The Reds registered their first win of the campaign on Tuesday night, winning 2-1 at Maidenhead.  Defender Manny Smith scored a header in each half to cancel out Dave Tarpey’s leveller before the break.

Wrexham lost their previous match to Macclesfield 1-0 at the Racecourse Ground last weekend.

PREVIOUS MEETING

11/02/17: DOVER 1-1 WREXHAM

Whites impressive unbeaten record against Wrexham continued but in frustrating fashion at a bitterly cold Crabble.

Dover created plenty of chances but failed to capitalise on them as the Dragons salvaged a point with a late equaliser.

Midfielder Joe Healy scored for the second consecutive home National League game to put Whites ahead 20 minutes into the second half before substitute Jordan White equalised 10 minutes from the end.

OTHER MEETINGS

06/08/16: Wrexham 0-0  Dover Athletic

09/04/16: Wrexham 0-1 Dover Athletic

10/10/15: Dover Athletic 2-1 Wrexham

31/03/15: Wrexham 1-1 Dover Athletic

20/01/15: Dover Athletic 2-0 Wrexham

DOVER TEAM NEWS

Assistant Manager Jake Leberl confirmed on Thursday morning captain Mitch Brundle (back) is a doubt after coming off in Tuesday night’s match.

TICKET NEWS

Tickets can still be purchased on the day but supporters should note that this match IS segregated.

Prices are as follows:

Adults (19+) – £17
Seniors (60+) – £14
Under 18’s – £8
Under 11’s – Free (With an accompanying adult)

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (Kick off 3pm unless stated)

MAIDENHEAD UNITED V HARTLEPOOL UNITED (12:30)
ALDERSHOT TOWN V GUISELEY
BARROW V WOKING
BOREHAM WOOD V SOLIHULL MOORS
CHESTER V FC HALIFAX TOWN
EASTLEIGH V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
EBBSFLEET UNITED V AFC FYLDE
GATESHEAD V TORQUAY UNITED
LEYTON ORIENT V MAIDSTONE UNITED
MACCLESFIELD TOWN V BROMLEY
TRANMERE ROVERS V SUTTON UNITED

AWAY TRAVEL

There will be a Supporters Club coach making the trip to Halifax on Tuesday 15th August and it’s not too late to reserve your seat on it.

It leaves Crabble at 12:30pm and the cost is as follows:

Adults Members £30, Adult Non Members £45 and accompanied child (under 16) £15.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him after in the Centre Spot after the games on Saturday.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.